Update Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 with KitKat Special Edition Custom ROM. After the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat many devices were waiting for this latest update on their devices, but due to much high RAM and hardware compatibility only a few lucky ones got it officially. We are all aware that an aging and low end device like Galaxy Fit S5670 will never ever get any further official update after gingerbread. So the only way to experience those new features is to flash the third party custom ROMs. Today we have come up with KitKat Special Edition ROM especially for Fit users. This ROM is based on Cyanogenmod and is compact with many KitKat ported features. There are many developers who have contributed to this ROM. Some of which are Autoradio78, Cyanogenmod team, Jerryscript and Squadzone, Saldymhmd, san122, Drunkenmaster, F4uzan and Matrixdj96. Some of the KitKat features are listed below. Check them out.

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Features:

  • Added Holo Launcher.
  • Fully odexed ROM.
  • Adrenaline boost Imbawind.
  • Build.prop new tweaks.
  • Bravia engine.
  • Tablet tweaks enabled in framework.
  • New themed bubble styled lockscreen added.
  • Added center clock.
  • Resized color picked for clock, statusbar, notification pulldown, power widget indicator and contacts.
  • Phone.apk with black background in ICS-JB-KK style.
  • White close on off statusbar like in KitKat.
  • Added updated Superuser.
  • Updated Host file.
  • Tablet tweaks enabled in framework.
  • Improved Battery backup.
  • New themed bubble styled lockscreen added.
  • Added center clock.
  • Resized color picked for clock, statusbar, notification pulldown, power widget indicator and contacts.
  • 10 steps volume for ringtones, notifications, alarm, voice calls and system.
  • Added libs of NVIDIA, QUALCOMM and POWERVR for better graphic processing.
  • Has ability to change boot animations.
  • Tons of customization features.
  • 10 steps volume for ringtones, notifications, alarm, voice calls and system.
  • Scrolling cache disabled to default.
  • Ability to install unknown sources apps in the first boot.
  • 16 bit transparency enabled.
  • Disabled data roaming at first boot.
  • Camera tweaks.
  • Added new lense lockscreen theme.
  • ICS-JB-KK patterns style.
  • All the Settings in KitKat style.
  • Contacts themed in KitKat style.
  • Hecker’s keyboard themed in KitKat style.
  • CMscreenshot ported from Cyanmobile in KitKat style with camera click sound.
  • New experience wallpapers app.
  • 20 steps  volume for music.
  • Added SystemUI.apk with slide header for access to brightness control.

There are many more features that we haven’t mentioned here in this article, you will come across them after you flash this fabulous ROM. This KitKat Special Edition ROM is completely stable, lag free and has no bugs or issues. Still you face any, just inform us. With the passing days there are chances of its further stable updates to get released. They will be definitely compact with some more advanced features and customization options. You may proceed further for the actual ROM flashing process. Note that this update given below for flashing KitKat Special Edition ROM on Galaxy Fit is considered to be of much risk & must be performed with much attentive mind. If you are an experienced android user and have gone through this before, then you may freely proceed further. But if you are newbie, having no idea about this stuff then I suggest you to stop right at this point. A wrong move may permanently damage your phone. If in case by mistake your Galaxy Fit gets damaged or bricked by following this guide then neither we nor the developers of this ROM will be held responsible for that. Although the chances are least that such thing will happen still I highly recommend you to follow all the given procedure step by step properly and without attempting anything by your own.

Note that this Custom ROM is only compatible for Samsung Galaxy Fit bearing the model number GT-S5670. Flashing this Custom ROM on any other device or variant may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. You can verify your device model number with the number given above from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone.

Pre-Requisites:
  • Charge the battery of your Galaxy Fit at least up to 70%. This is essential as lack of  battery power may interrupt the flashing process thus leading further problems. You may use apps like Battery Notifier for the same.
  • Before flashing any custom ROM the first thing to do is a complete data backup. This is must as in the last step of this flashing process you need to clear all the data and cache from your phone internal memory. So make a complete backup of all your contacts, messages, memos, apn settings and call logs etc. Either transfer them on SD card/PC for more safety.
  • This ROM must NOT be flashed on Android 2.2/2.2.3 Froyo. Flash Android 2.3 Gingerbread first then install this ROM. For flashing Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread refer our article:
  1. How to update Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware.
  • There is a folder present in your system directory called EFS folder which must be backed up. This is very highly recommended as this folder contains all your phones specific information such as the IMEI, wireless devices MAC addresses, product code, and much more.  There is always a risk that sometimes flashing ROM may corrupt the content within this EFS folder. If so happened, your device will be completely useless & will no longer be recognized by your carrier.
  • For detecting your device when connected to PC through USB cable, it is must to install the mobile specific drivers. You can install them by installing Samsung Kies or manually install them from the link given below:
  1. Download latest Samsung USB Drivers.
  • Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Fit is rooted. Also a Custom recovery like (Clockworkmod) CWM must be installed on your phone. You may refer our article for rooting &  installing CWM recovery on Galaxy Fit.
  1. How to Root & install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670.

Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy Fit GT-S5670 with KitKat Special Edition ROM:

Downloads:

  1. Download KitKat Special Edition Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670.
  2. Download Google Apps (GApps).

Procedure:

Step 1: After successfully downloading the ROM package file on PC, connect your Galaxy Fit to PC using USB cable. Enable USB debugging mode and transfer the package file (without extracting) on your phones external SD card. Remember not to place it in deep directories.

Step 2: Now safely disconnect the phone from PC.

Step 3: Switch off the phone completely. You need to enter into recovery mode now. For the same, press & hold ‘Home Button (middle button) + Power Button’ simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.

Note: Touch won’t work here in recovery. So all you need to do is use Volume Up and Down keys for navigation and Home button for selection.

Step 4:  Make a complete nandroid backup of your entire operating system. This is much useful in case if this installation fails or some if some problem occurs. Then it will be much easy for you since you have a complete backup of your current ROM.

Refer our detailed article for taking Nandroid backup:

  1. How to take Nandroid Backup of any Android Phone with 8 simple methods.

For taking a proper nandroid backup, navigate to the ‘backup & restore’ option on the recovery mode itself and on the next screen select ‘backup’ option. This will make a complete nandroid backup of your current ROM. Refer the screenshot given below.

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Let’s move to the actual KitKat Special Edition ROM flashing process now.

Step 5: You’ll find an option named ‘install zip from SD card’ in the main menu of recovery mode. Select it using the Home button (middle button). On the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option which will show you all the files and folders located on your phones external SD card. Just navigate to the KitKat Special Edition ROM package which you’ve just copied earlier & select it. Press ‘Yes’ option on the next page to start the ROM flashing process. Be patient  and wait until it completes.

Step 6: In few minutes, the ROM will get successfully flashed. After that you’ll again land into recovery mode. Now navigate to the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option and select it. Similarly do it for ‘wipe cache partition’ option on the recovery mode. Both these options will clear the entire data & cache present of your phones internal memory. Ensure that you have backed up everything before performing this step (As mentioned in Pre-requisites). This step is useful in overcoming the boot loops issue.

Step 7: Now similarly flash the GApps zip file as you’ve installed the custom ROM. Just remember not to wipe data after that.

Step 8: You may restart your phone now. For that navigate to the ‘reboot system now’ option and select it. You’ll notice that a complete new boot has executed. This first boot will take more time to start than usual.

Note: If you want to restore back your previous Rom, then you can do that by going back to the recovery mode by pressing & holding Home Button (middle button) + Power Button simultaneously and select ‘Backup and Restore’ option and then on next page select ‘Restore’ option. Select the ROM you want to restore.

Success

Waaw! KitKat Special Edition Custom ROM have been successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670. Enjoy and experience the new KitKat ported features with this ROM. Do tell your views and experiences after using it. Everything that is given in the article is straight to the point and even a newbie can understand it easily. Still if you face any kind of difficulty or have any problem while going through the process then do let us know through the comments section below. All your suggestions/issues/problems will be pleasingly accepted and an exact solution will be given. Till then Enjoy! 🙂

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